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The Rose Marie Grentzer Papers


The Rose Marie Grentzer Papers
Grentzer, Rose Marie
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46 Linear Feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Rose Marie Grentzer (1914-1985) was a music educator who helped raise awareness about and fostered scholarship on audio-visual aids, international music education, and American music. After leading and enhancing music education programs at Juilliard, the University of Michigan, and Oberlin, she developed the graduate program in music education at the University of Maryland. Professor Grentzer taught and gave speeches throughout the world; was active in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) (later the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)), Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, and numerous other organizations; and cultivated the University of Maryland Madrigal Singers into an international touring choral group. This collection contains papers from her professional activities, organizational affiliations, and personal relationships, as well as photographs, correspondence, recordings, sheet music, subject files, embossers, posters, a scrapbook, certificates, and yearbooks.

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